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New Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality

By on 03/03/2017 in Cllr Chatfield, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Cllr Tristan Chatfield is the new Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality. He was elected as a Councillor for the Oscott Ward in May 2012. He was previously chair of the Audit Committee. Cllr Chatfield said: “It’s an honour to be joining the cabinet and I look forward to serving the people of Birmingham […]

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Council approves budget for 2017/18

Birmingham’s budget for 2017/18, was set last night at Full Council (28 February 2017), and will commit nearly £550million to services which protect and support adults and children across the city Following one of its largest consultations, Birmingham City Council has not only made changes to proposed savings by £7.5million, but also committed more funding […]

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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel letter

By on 24/02/2017 in Improvement Panel, Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Leader of Birmingham City Council responds to the latest letter from the Independent Improvement Panel. The most recent letter to Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel has been published today (24th February 2017). The letter follows the LGA co-ordinated Independent Financial Review commissioned […]

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Statement regarding Mark Rogers

By on 19/02/2017 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council, Mark Rogers, has announced that he will be moving on from the role. Mark said: “Birmingham City Council has been on a challenging journey of improvement and reform over the past three years and I am hugely proud of the team I have worked with to deliver much […]

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Council welcomes support on homelessness prevention

By on 21/12/2016 in Bulletin, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Today (December 21), the Government has made an announcement confirming financial support to the tune of £1.7million for Birmingham City Council’s efforts to prevent homelessness. Details of the announcement, made as part of the Goverment’s Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer scheme, can be found here. The funding could help up to an additional 9,000 people by tackling […]

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Berlin market attack – message from the Leader

By on 20/12/2016 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Leader of Birmingham City Council Cllr John Clancy has commented following last night’s tragedy at a Christmas market in the German city of Berlin. Cllr Clancy said: “Birmingham is united with Berlin today and our thoughts and sympathies are with victims, their families and everyone affected by last night’s attack. “We welcome a large number […]

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#BrumBudget17: Have your say

Birmingham City Council today (8 December 2016) launches the public consultation on its 2017/18 budget proposals, including a Council Tax rise of 3.99% (2.00% Social Care Precept and 1.99% general Council Tax increases). The council has already saved approximately £590 million since 2010 and is now consulting on new savings of £50.6 million for 2017/18. […]

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Erdington businesses vote ‘yes’ to third term of BID

By on 16/11/2016 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Businesses in Erdington shopping centre have voted in favour of a third term for their Business Improvement District (BID). Of those balloted, 84.2 per cent voted in favour (82.6 per cent by rateable value) – up from 72 per cent at the last vote in 2012 – with a turnout of 33 per cent. Formed […]

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Wheels in motion for Snow Hill Growth Strategy

By on 14/11/2016 in Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Cabinet is being asked to set the ball rolling for the transformation of Snow Hill Station and its surrounding area. The Snow Hill Growth Strategy will set out a proposal focused on the redevelopment of Snow Hill Station and the surrounding business district area in order to maximise economic growth, supporting the Snow Hill Masterplan […]

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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel report

The Leader and Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council have responded to the latest letter to the current Secretary of State, Sajid Javid, welcoming the recognition of the progress the council is making. The Leader of the Council, Councillor John Clancy, said: “I welcome the panel’s acknowledgment, just two years into a five-year improvement programme, […]

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